This is essentially the version released on Cold Iron, but with a little trimming and remastering. I may use it for the refurbished and expanded Tears of Morning album that will accompany the book, rather than the older non-Nashville version.
The guitar is my Baby Taylor, Nashville-strung and tuned to the Nashville version of DADGAD.
When M’Lord returned to his sheets of silk
And his gentle lady of musk and milk
The minstrels sang in the gallery
Their songs of slaughter and chivalry
The rafters roared with laughter and boasting
Beakers were raised and drained in toasting
The heroes of Crécy and Azincourt
Or the madness of some holy war
The hawk is at rest on the gauntlet once more
Savage of eye, and bloody of claw
Famine and fever are all the yield
Of the burnt-out barns and wasted fields
The sun grins coldly through the trees
The children shiver, the widows grieve
And beg their bread at the monastery door
Tell me then: who won the war?
David A. Harley